Stuart Rayner

Stuart Rayner

Stuart Rayner is a sports writer covering a range of North East sports. Before joining us in February 2005, he worked for the Liverpool Echo.

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Newcastle Eagles' Darius Defoe

Darius Defoe's key role in completing Newcastle Eagles jigsaw

Darius Defoe's first job after rejoining Newcastle Eagles will be helping the new recruits to learn Fabulous Flournoy's philosophy

Cheick Tiote of Newcastle United

Newcastle United alert as suitors swarm for midfielder Cheick Tiote

For the second August running the future of Newcastle United's key midfielder is in doubt

Paul Collingwood of Durham

Durham County Cricket Club reach Royal London Cup quarter-finals

Durham County Cricket Club have reached the Royal London Cup quarter finals

Patrick Van Aanholt of Sunderland

Patrick van Aanholt: Defeated Manchester United will still be on a high at Sunderland

Patrick van Aanholt has warned one defeat will not destroy Manchester United's confidence ahead of their trip to the Stadium of Light

Durham cricketer Gareth Breese, who is retiring at the end of the season after ten years at the club

How Gareth Breese fell in love with Durham County Cricket Club

A trip to see an old friend inspired Gareth Breese to start a relationship which has transformed Durham County Cricket Club

Eduardo Vargas celebrates scoring for Chile

Sunderland continue striker search with Eduardo Vargas set to join Queens Park Rangers

Sunderland have missed out on another attacking target with Chile forward Eduardo Vargas on the verge of moving to Queens Park Rangers

Paul Horton in action for Lancashire against Durham

Positives to take from Lancashire clash, but Durham are in the relegation zone

Durham could take great heart from the way they made Lancashire sweat over a scintilating victory, but ultimately it counted for nothing

Charles Smith of Newcastle Eagles

Long-serving player Charles Smith returns to Newcastle Eagles

Newcastle Eagles' longest-serving player Charles Smith has rejoined for a 13th season with the club

Simon Kerrigan dismisses Scott Borthwick

Durham left feeling under the weather at Old Trafford

Durham have a big job today after a weekend which left them feeling under the weather in more ways than one

Gareth Breese of Durham

Gareth Breese hoping he has not played his last game for Durham

Gareth Breese will leave Durham at the end of the season - now he faces an anxious wait to see if he will play again


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